January 15, 2013

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January 15, 2013

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
January 15, 2013 Town Hall
MINUTES NO. 13-04

MINUTES OF A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JANUARY 15, 2013

PRESENT: Hon. Dave Berkman, Mayor
Hon. Loren Goldfarb, Deputy Mayor
Hon. Stuart Glass, Councilmember
Hon. Randy Greer, Councilmember
Hon. Jill Hoffman, Councilmember
Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney
Christopher W. Chinault, Town Manager
Laura Eaton, Town Clerk

This meeting was tape recorded. Records are indexed and filed for ready reference where such have been summarized in typed minutes.

I. CALL TO ORDER AT 7:00 PM

Mayor Berkman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. PUBLIC

Jenifer Marx, 205 Orlando Blvd., thanked everyone for their support and help with the “Surf Retro” event to be held on January 20th from 1-4 pm.

John B. MacNeill, 1320 S. Riverside Drive, read a statement advising that the Indialantic Civic Association will become dormant as of January 16, 2013 and requested that the entire Council packet be made available in PDF format on the website.

IV. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Town Clerk read the following announcements:

A. There are currently openings, including reappointments, on the Budget and Finance Committee, Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee, Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee and Zoning and Planning Board

B. There will be openings, including reappointments, on the Board of Adjustment, Code Enforcement Board, Heritage Committee, and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee in February

C. The annual art show will be held on January 19th and 20th in Nance Park

D. The Heritage Committee is sponsoring a “Surfing Retro” from 1-4 pm on Sunday, January 20th in the Council Chambers and fire house

V. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Minutes No. 13-03 – Regular Meeting – December 18, 2012

B. Approval of parking meter use agreement with Java Surf

C. Resolution No. 13-03 – Supporting the recycling efforts by the State of Florida

D. Approval of a request from Mitch Varnes/Smooth Running LLC for lane closures during the Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon on February 3, 2013

E. Approval to declare the 2001 GMC Yukon as being surplus and authorization for the Town Manager to dispose of it

F. Authorization of a March 5k and June triathlon sponsored by Beachside Physical Therapy as a fundraising effort for the Fifth Avenue holiday lights

Councilmember Glass moved to approve the consent agenda. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VI. APPOINTMENTS

A. Budget and Finance Committee – 2 openings. Bruce Bogert and Orlando Brillante would like to be reappointed

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Bogert and Mr. Brillante. Councilmember Glass seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Zoning and Planning Board – 1 opening. Tom Kleving would like to be reappointed.

Mayor Berkman moved to reappoint Mr. Kleving. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Ordinance No. 13-04 – Amending Sec. 10-13.4 relating to special events

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Hoffman moved to adopt Ordinance No.13-04. Councilmember Greer seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

B. Ordinance No. 13-05 – Amending the Police/Fire Pension Plan

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Glass moved to adopt Ordinance No.13-05. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

C. Ordinance No. 13-06 – Amending the General Employees’ Pension Plan

1. Second reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption

There were no public comments.

Councilmember Glass moved to adopt Ordinance No.13-06. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

D. Ordinance No. 13-07 – Amending the Personnel/Civil Service Manual

1. First reading – by title only

Attorney Gougelman read the ordinance by title only.

2. Public hearing and adoption on first reading

Council requested that the proposed language related to contact with elected officials be amended to read: “Employees may contact elected officials of the Town of Indialantic concerning work-related matters only after having first notified addressed the matter with the appropriate Department Head, and the Town Manager, whenever possible.

Deputy Mayor Goldfarb moved to approve the ordinance on first reading as amended. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discussion of building permit fees

Town Manager Chinault presented a proposed fee structure similar to that used by Cape Canaveral and provided examples of how the suggested fees compare to the Town’s current fee schedule.

Council discussed the fees with Cliff Stokes, Building Official, and requested that a comparison with other beachside communities in the area be provided at the next meeting.

B. Discussion of pension benefits and adoption of Resolution 13-04 (Requested by Councilmember Glass)

Councilmember Glass gave an update on pension reform efforts in the state and presented actuarial information regarding the Town’s two pension funds.

Council discussed ways to minimize the Town’s exposure relating to pensions and requested that the Town’s two pension boards look into what other options are available.

Dick Dunn, 330 Tampa Avenue, noted that one option is to create a different type of plan for new employees.

Councilman Glass moved to adopt Resolution 13-04 requesting that the Legislature adjust State requirements governing police and fire pension programs and remove restrictions on the use of insurance premium tax revenues giving greater flexibility to address local pension costs. Councilmember Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Council requested that the Resolution be forwarded to the League of Cities, local legislators and the Police/Fire Pension Board and that staff provide a summary of action the Town can take relating to its plans and what other cities in the area are considering at the next meeting.

C. Discussion related to the Indialantic volunteer firefighters (Requested by Mayor Berkman)

Mayor Berkman advised that he has been made aware of a disconnect between the Fire Chief and the volunteers. Tim Hammond, representing the Indialantic volunteer firefighters, advised that there has been a communication breakdown and lack of respect from the Chief.

Council requested that this be continued at the next meeting.

X. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

A. Report from Town Manager
Statistical Reports – December, 2012

Town Manager Chinault reported that the Tampa Avenue crossover work is partially done.
B. Report from Town Attorney

Attorney Gougelman congratulated Councilmember Glass on his election as treasurer of the Space Coast League of Cities.

XI. REPORTS

A. Mayor Berkman had no report.

B. Deputy Mayor Goldfarb had no report.

C. Councilmember Glass had no report.

C. Councilmember Greer had no report.

E. Councilmember Hoffman thanked the volunteer firefighters for all of the work they do.

XII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC

____________________________
David Berkman
Mayor
ATTEST: _____________________
Laura Eaton, CMC
Town Clerk